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Blu-ray Players

Updated: 18-04-2024 23:28
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Panasonic DP-UB820

When it comes to value for money, the Panasonic DP-UB820 4K player is a difficult proposition to beat. If you already own, or have plans to invest in, a Dolby Vision or HDR10+ compatible TV, the UB820 warrants the price premium over the cheaper DP-UB420.

9 expert reviews | 140 user reviews

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Sony UBP-X700

The Sony UBP-X700 is a cracking 4K disc spinner that boasts great performance and features, at a very tempting price. Thanks to a firmware update that adds Dolby Vision support, it will surely be the player of choice for many Sony TV owners.

18 expert reviews | 332 user reviews

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Panasonic DP-UB9000

Panasonic DP-UB9000 hands-on review: first impressions of the world's most advanced 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, coming very soon in 2018

9 expert reviews | 127 user reviews

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Sony UBP-X800

Consider the UBP-X800 Blu-ray player a high-end steal.

25 expert reviews | 540 user reviews

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Sony UBP-X 800 M2

Sony’s dedication to 4K Blu-ray results in another fine player for the money, despite a couple of peculiar traits

10 expert reviews | 55 user reviews

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Pioneer UDP-LX800

Pioneer lays claim to the high-ground of the home theatre market with this movie machine. Hands down, it’s the finest 4K Blu-ray player on the planet - and, at £1,899 (AU$3,999, around $2,449), one of the most expensive, too.

5 expert reviews

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Samsung UBD-K8500

Samsung’s debut UHD Blu-ray deck is an impressive machine, offering dazzling 4K pictures and loads of features for a lower price than you might expect – although Panasonic’s pricier rival offers a better performance.

37 expert reviews | 682 user reviews

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Sony BDP-S6700

Sony is yet to launch an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and might not do so until 2017, so in the meantime we'll have to make do with its latest ‘regular' Blu-ray player, the BDP-S6700. It may not play UHD Blu-rays but it will upscale regular Blu-rays and...

10 expert reviews | 390 user reviews

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The LG UBK90 4K Blu-ray has full support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. If you want to get the most from your 4K TV, this is the one to buy. LG has two

3 expert reviews

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Panasonic DMP-UB900

The UB900 is essentially the posh half of Ultra HD Blu-ray's UK launch. Ultra HD Blu-ray, for those new to all this, is the next-generation of Blu-ray that supports 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) – a new standard for colour and picture brightness and...

23 expert reviews | 331 user reviews

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Pioneer UDP-LX500

If you’re upgrading from standard Blu-ray, 4K players don’t get much better than the UDP-LX500. And if you’re a music lover, you’re in luck - the deck sounds as good as it looks!

5 expert reviews

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Sony UBP-X1100ES

The Sony UBP-X1100ES 4K Blu-ray Player boasts premium build quality, an interest in hi-fi as well as movies, and some excellent picture quality. High-end installers will enjoy its unique system integration features, too. It’s a pity, though, to find...

4 expert reviews

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McIntosh MCD600

McIntosh MCD600 is a self-written candidate in a McIntosh system, but also in other places where the goal is to raise the sound quality from the CD collection. With two digital inputs, volume control on the outputs and USB connection – but not from a...

2 expert reviews

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Panasonic DMP-UB700

Panasonic’s DMP-UB700 4K UHD Blu-player offers the best performance in its class.

10 expert reviews | 115 user reviews

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Sony UBP X1000ES

Offering superb video and musicality, this high-end Sony is a star performer. But sans Dolby Vision, it seems feature-lite at this end of the UHD player market...

7 expert reviews

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Samsung UBD-M9500

Samsung’s next-gen UHD Blu-ray deck improves on its predecessor with a beefed-up feature list, a slick new operating system and stunning 4K pictures. Build quality could be better, however, and it lacks features found on rival players.

12 expert reviews | 31 user reviews

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Samsung BD-H6500

Elsewhere you’ll find screen mirroring, which lets you view your Android phone or tablet on a TV over a network, 3D playback, 4K (UHD) upscaling, a DTS Neo:6 mode and support for HD audio formats. The Tools menu offers a range of picture presets...

19 expert reviews | 3083 user reviews

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Sony UHP-H1

It may not be a UHD Blu-ray player, but Sony’s dazzling disc spinner breathes new life into your Blu-ray collection while effortlessly playing an extensive range of other sources and formats.

9 expert reviews | 53 user reviews

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Sony BDP-S3700

A low-cost home cinema setup would welcome the addition of this Blu-ray player

6 expert reviews | 467 user reviews

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Panasonic DMP-UB400

An excellent budget 4K Blu-ray player – it won't disappoint.

7 expert reviews | 17 user reviews

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Samsung BD-J7500

We could describe the BD-J7500 as a Blu-ray player, but that would be hugely underselling it. There's so much more going on under the bonnet than simply spinning discs – for starters you can stream video, music and photos from other DLNA devices on...

12 expert reviews | 600 user reviews

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Cheap, but not the cheapest. Good, but not the best

50 expert reviews | 174 user reviews

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Panasonic DMP-BDT500

Panasonic goes all high-end with this luxury Blu-ray deck.

27 expert reviews | 426 user reviews

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Sony BDP-S790

They’re joined by two digital audio outputs – one coaxial, one optical – and analogue stereo output for good measure. Composite video out, Ethernet and a second USB port make up the remainder. That’s pretty much all bases covered, unless you’re looking...

27 expert reviews | 733 user reviews

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Sony BDP-S1700

The Sony BDP-S1700 is Sony's entry-level Blu-ray player. It won't play 3D or 4K ultra-HD discs, but it still has a variety of smart features so that you can access online streaming content. Is this player a great-value option or a cheap dud? We sent it...

6 expert reviews | 306 user reviews